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Nick Offerman            

Actor, Writer and Carpenter; Best Known for his Breakout Role as Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation"

Nicholas Offerman is an actor, writer, comedian, producer and carpenter. He is best known for his role as Ron Swanson in the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," for which he received the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy and was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Offerman is also known for his role in The Founder, in which he portrays Richard McDonald, one of the brothers who developed the fast food chain McDonald's. His first major television role since the end of Parks and Recreation was as Karl Weathers in the FX series "Fargo," for which he received a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries.

In addition to acting, Offerman is also a professional boat builder and has a side business as a wood craftsman. Offerman makes furniture and other wooden structures such as canoes and boats at his woodshop. He also released an instructional DVD in 2008 titled "Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building with Nick Offerman," shot by Jimmy DiResta. DiResta's pay for shooting the DVD was a canoe, the second Offerman has built.

Offerman has released three semi-autobiographical publications: the first, "Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living" was released in 2013; his second, "Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers," was released May 26, 2015; the third, "Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop," was released October 18, 2016.


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